Should You Consult An Attorney Before Signing A Real Estate Contract?
The price you pay for this advice before signing a contract can easily save you many thousands of dollars and lots of headaches and trouble in the future. A review of a standard residential purchase contract generally would not be more than a few hundred dollars. More complicated contracts, of course, would cost more to review or draft, but the cost would still be far less than any negotiation or litigation later to address problems that arise.Read More
Should I Consult An Attorney Before Signing A Lease?
Entering into a legal contract to lease property can be overwhelming, and you may be uncertain about what you are committing yourself to. Whether you are looking to sign a residential or commercial lease, having an attorney assist you can be helpful and will ease your concerns.Read More
Should I Agree To Carry The Note On The Sale Of Property?
Tops 4 considerations: 1. Do you own the property outright? 2. Is carrying the note a smart investment? 3. Is it wise to take on the risk if the buyer can’t qualify for conventional third-party financing? 4. Are you willing to do the necessary legal work to protect yourself if the buyer defaults?Read More
The Difference Between Statutory Transfer On Death Deed & Lady Bird Deed
Two terms are used in the state of Texas to describe a deed that automatically transfers title to real estate you own on your death a transfer on death deed and a Lady Bird Deed (LBD). The distinction between these two deeds is subtle, but very important.Read More
5 Times You Need An Attorney To Help You Buy Or Sell A Home
If you are in the market to purchase a home, you probably already know you should start shopping for a real estate agent and mortgage lender. But, do you also need a lawyer?Read More
What Do I Have To Do To Foreclose On A Deadbeat Borrower?
You are carrying the note on the sale of a property, and the borrower has missed several payments, has failed to provide proof of insurance, or has not paid the property taxes. If your efforts to get them to comply have been unsuccessful, it may be time to foreclose on the property.Read More
Tips To Foreclose On A Real Estate Lien
The good news is that the lien foreclosure gives you a process to recover some or all of the money still owed you. The bad news is that you are going to have to deal with very complicated, tricky legal foreclosure steps to get there.Read More